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Jul 12, 2011 7:00am PDT
his family were targeted. >>> and sergeant surprise. a marine serving in afghanistan takes a chance on youtube and asks a favorite actress, mila kunis, to a military ball. >> take a second to think about it, get back to me. >> her response? yes! and now he's the envy of the corps. this is "today" on july 12th, 2011. >>> and welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning. i'm ann curry. >> i'm matt lauer. nice to see you. >> nice to see you. welcome back. we really missed you. partner in crime. >> i had perfect weather on vacation. now that perfect sunny weather has turned perfect, sunny and brutally hot. if you're in the new york area today, hopefully your afternoon plans will be indoor. our heat index, about 103 today. >> we're not alone. heat advisories have been issued for at least 18 states, matt. and in illinois, the dangerous temperatures are blamed for at least one death. we'll get details and al's forecast straight ahead. >>> nbc news investigates a controversy involving gop presidential hopeful michele bachmann. a secret videotape recorded inside a christian counseling center s
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Jul 31, 2011 6:00am PDT
has left americans both here and abroad worried about their own financial security. in afghanistan, concerned troops asked the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff about what missing the deadline would mean to them. >> if paychecks would stop it would have a devastating impact and have a devastating impact pretty quickly. >> reporter: visitors waiting to tour the capitol also weighed in. >> social security, we don't know what will happen with that. >> it's ridiculous that our lawmakers can't come to some kind of consensus on what is best for the country. >> now, lester, as the schedule stands today, harry reid hopes to have a vote at 1:00 p.m. on a potential compromise deal. here's what congressional sources can tell us about this deal. it would look like the following. the debt limit would be extended by $1 trillion immediately. it would then be increased by $2.8 trillion for 2012 and then a special bipartisan commission would be in charge of finding additional $1.8 trillion in cuts to get up to 2.8 and if that commission fails by christmas widespread cuts for medicare and defens
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Jul 9, 2011 5:00am PDT
his son, james, who died in afghanistan in 2006 may have had not only his cell phone tapped into by the news of the world, but also his e-mail. >> they hacked into a dead soldier. this is despicable. what else can you say? what on earth do they think they're going to find. >> in the words of the prime minister, people trust the police to protect them, politicians to represent them, and the press to inform them. and, he says, the british public has been failed by all three. and, amy, this storiens to spread, to spread to the united states where one of the most senior executives now runs dow jones in new york but used to run this operation and possibly to spread to other newspapers. it's no exaggeration to say it threatens british tabloid journalism as we know it. >>> thanks for the latest. time now with a check of your weekend weather with bill karins out on the plaza for us. good morning, bill? >>> good morning, amy. we wait our whole lives for certain things. you waited your whole life to do what? >> to come to new york city. >> and who's this person next to you? oh. >> courtney. >
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Jul 17, 2011 6:00am PDT
that have done multiple tours in iraq or afghanistan. guess what they like best about the women's team. >> they don't give up. >> reporter: it's their hallmark says espn analyst, a member of the '99 team. >> to show this courage and this feistiness and this will to just persevere when everything is against you will be, i think, their legacy, if they can win this game on sunday. >> reporter: but the americans have already achieved a big victory. they're regarded than more just world class women soccer players, world class soccer players, period. >> the women are now being appreciated for what they wanted to be appreciated all along. simply their skill as athletes. >> reporter: skills, they hope, will bring home the cup. now, this morning the team has gotten encouragement, tweets of encouragement from justin timberlake and lance armstrong and today a white house delegation arrived here led by dr. jill biden and including chelsea clinton and they met with family members of the team to let them know how proud their country is and how much the country is behind this squad. jenna? >> al
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Jul 4, 2011 7:00am PDT
went to bat for a little boyst in afghanistan. >>> natalie is off and amy robach is filling in. >> good morning. the there is no holiday for the senate today. as lawmakers discuss a deal to raise the nation's $14 trillion debt limit. republican leaders say they might consider eliminating some tax breaks provided there is no overall increase in taxes.ndon >>> liam experts say they may have to abandon the case against dominique strauss-kahn now they found the woman accusing him has a history of lying. the former head of the international monetary fund has beenmo released from house arre and due back in court july 18thr e. of workers are cleaning up an oil spill in the yellowstone river. a 12-inch exxon mobil pipeline ruptured on friday sending tens of thousands of gallons of oil gushing into the waterway. >>> prosecutors getting the final word today before jury deliberations on casey anthony's fate. the florida mother is accused in the death of her 2-year-old daughter more than three years ago. >>> our quick roundup of what has you talking online. people are searching the tragic
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Jul 10, 2011 6:00am PDT
one of tens of thousands of national guardsman who has deployed to iraq or afghanistan, but they are not the only ones of carrying the burden of military service. >> we so often hear people say, support the troops. we don't often hear them say, we support the families of the troops. is part of this making that awareness? >> yes. the military families are serving, as well. >> reporter: the cost of that service from the emotional anxiety of having a loved one at war to relocation and job changes, to home upkeep is what first lady, michelle obama, and dr. biden want people it know about. >> we went around the country for about two years and listened and heard about the problems and some of the things that we could do. >> whether you're a business leader -- >> reporter: in april they teamed up -- >> each of us can show our appreciation for everything these families do. >> reporter: to promote a white house initiative called joining forces. >> people don't know that someone in their neighborhood, their school, their church is deployed. here is a single mom or a single dad who is trying to
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Jul 1, 2011 7:00am PDT
the country's combat role in afghanistan. >> i'm really excited. yeah. >> reporter: canada rolled out the red carpet for these royals. spectators, young and old, showed up for a glimpse of the glamorous pair. some waiting more than six hours. and kate's fashion influence filled the crowd. how important is she as a fashion icon? >> pretty important. >> pretty important. >> reporter: from fascinators to a tennis dress, and of course there were plenty of flowers for a potential future queen. >> she bent down and chatted with you, didn't she? >> would you like to look like her when you're grown up? >> yes. >> reporter: william and kate's trip reminded more than a few here of another royal couple, prince charles and diana visited the country in 1983 just a couple of years after they married. >> i was here covering charles and diana's trip to ottawa and william was just a baby at that time. so for me, it's quite poignant to come here, seeing him now married and representing his country. >> reporter: catering to the bilingual country, william spoke in english, and french, to show his dedicat
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Jul 29, 2011 7:00am PDT
couldn't miss you. >> her son has had two tours, one in iraq and one in afghanistan and he just got back on monday. she vowed not to cut her hair until he got back and look at it. >> we're excited for her. she deserves it, she's such a wonderful person. >> and now your baby is home and you're ready to cut your hair and get a whole new look? >> finally, absolutely. >> it will be worth the wait. >> are we ready for a new cindy? >> yes! >> okay, ladies. >> all right. look at the crowd. cindy's two sisters, four cousins and sister-in-law. this is a wild crowd, so buckle up. keep your blindfolds on. here is cindy's before picture. all right, cindy, let's see the new you. >> oh, my god. wait -- you guys ready? ready? take off your blindfolds. take them off, take them off. >> are you ready to see yourself? ready? >> turn around, you're going to freak. [ cheers and applause ] [ screaming ] >> you are gorgeous! wow, wow, wow! >> louis! louis! crazy, hold on, let's listen. >> when i saw cindy. when i saw cindy, i saw my dear friend and client, susan sarandon. and that was the inspiration here
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Jul 27, 2011 7:00am PDT
morning, everyone. >>> a suicide bomber in afghanistan assassinated the mayor of kandahar overnight. the taliban claimed responsibility. this as u.s. officials issue new warnings that the death of osama bin laden ratcheted up the risk of anti-american violence worldwide. but counterterrorism and cia officials remain optimistic, saying al qaeda is on the brink of all-out collapse. >>> luiz gutierrez has been arrested outside the white house during a protest on immigration policy. it was the second time he was arrested outside a demonstration. he has since been released. >>> meantime, congressman david wu from oregon now says he will resign as soon as the debt ceiling crisis is resolved after allegations of sexual misconduct with an 18-year-old girl. >>> senators are blasting airlines for hiking ticket prices as the faa undergoes a partial shut down, this after congress failed to pass legislation last week to keep the agency fully operational. and while the faa is on hold, airlines are not able to collect ticket taxes which add up to $200 million per week, so they started raising fares wit
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Jul 18, 2011 7:00am PDT
and these women in new york, los angeles, afghanistan. and here in frankfurt. where tangelo calhoun led her friends and family from the u.s. garrison in titleburg in the classic cheer. soccer, long an international favorite, enthralled america in what's been a miserable summer for sports. >> the nfl and the nba have been locked out. baseball is going with the roger clemens' mistrial. and this is something americans can see and feel proud of these women going out there and playing for the purity of the sport and winning. >> reporter: but the champions would be japan, a country still reeling from an earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster. a victory that came in the middle of the night, and gave a weary nation a reason to celebrate. even in japan, few people thought their team would make it to the finals, let alone bring home the cup by defeating the number-one team in the world. ann? >> anne thompson, thank you very much for your report. i'm glad you got all of that team usa paint off of your face. that's good. >> i was in the newsroom yesterday watching, trying to get work done. at
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Jul 28, 2011 7:00am PDT
name. this is a cult favorite. soldiers in iraq and afghanistan have logged -- >> anti-monkey butt. >> it gives you a red booty and this has calamine lotion. >> i'm just the messenger, people, but this is amazing. >> okay. i learned way too butt about monkey butt. bob i thomas, thank you. >> still to come, they're crazy for tomatoes. just plain old crazy, the scato family whipping up italian recipes, but first these messages. ♪ i can run just like the wind ♪ i will hide up in that tree ♪ no one will ever find me ♪ wish this day would never end ♪ ♪ would you like to be my friend? ♪ ♪ everybody's trying hard to catch me ♪ [ sneezes ] [ female announcer ] only kleenex® brand has sneeze shield in all its tissues to help catch sneezes in their tracks so kids can pass on the fun of being a kid. sneeze shield your kids wherever they go. now in new convenient on-the-go packs. ♪ that comes from a leafkids sweet surprise ♪rue love ♪ ♪ it's natural, guilt-free no artificiality ♪ ♪ it won't land on my hips or my thighs ♪ [ announcer ] truvia. honestly sweet. bu
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Jul 19, 2011 7:00am PDT
boys -- my 16-year-old son -- men and women in uniform in afghanistan glued to the television set, watching you, cheering for you. i mean, this was a victory for women's soccer. do you think -- do you realize the difference you have made for women's sports? >> absolutely. i think it's clear that, you know, we play with so much pride and so much spirit and so much passion. and i think that's the american spirit. and i think people really grasp on to that, and they wanted to jump on the bandwagon and follow it. because truly, this country loves winners. and although we didn't bring the cup home, we have a winning attitude and winning spirit and we play with so much passion and pride. and i think the country really enjoyed watching. >> and you've got daughters, christie. >> two little girls. >> so this is particularly poignant for you. >> yeah, it was definitely amazing to finish off the tournament like that and just to be able to go home to two little girls smiling and inspiring the youth, you know, and hopefully everyone, you know, jumps on board and enjoys the board of soccer and
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Jul 12, 2011 4:00am PDT
corpse ball in greenville, north carolina, on november 18th. moore was stationed in afghanistan and posted a clip on youtube, asking kunis to go with him. >> encouraged by recent co-star justin timberlake via twitter, kunis replied, i'll do it, agreeing to be the sergeant's date. >> you watched the youtube clip, right? >> i did, it's great. >> he's not being serious? >> he's being a little over the top. but it's so cute, that he did that and she agreed to go. >> we'll have to hear from her afterwar afterwards. >>> this comes to us from massachusetts where drivers of one new car can take off in more ways than one. the federal government has given the green light for the transition. america's first flying car to hit the roads and runways. it's a two-seat prop plane that can fly the friendly skies and transform to hit the highway as a four-wheel roadster. they're expected to roll out next year with a $250,000 price tag, giving drivers a costly option for beating traffic jams. >> the future has arrived. i'm lynn berry, this is "early today," just your first stop today, on your nbc stati
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Jul 13, 2011 4:00am PDT
group of patriots. sergeant leroy petry lives with a daily reminder of his sacrifice in afghanistan. he lost his hand picking up an insurgent's grenade to save two fellow soldiers. risking his life netted petry an invitation to the white house where he was saluted for his courage and bestowed the honor of becoming the only second living serviceman to be awarded the medal of honor since the vietnam war. i'm lynn berry, and this is "early today," just your first stop of the day, today on your nbc station. >>> there's a lot of buzz over a growing trend in hong kong. residents are turning to beekeeping there as a little bit of nature meets the concrete jungle. so far 11 urban beehives have sprouted up around the city that each hold about 10,000 bees. experts say hong kong is ideal for harvesting honey with nearly constant warm weather all year. >>> well, one family proves opposites really do attract. after this fawn's mother was killed, members of the community brought the baby to a nearby farm in texas. it was quickly adopted by a herd of goats and seems to have found the family that i
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Jul 26, 2011 6:00am PDT
medic in the army serving a year tour in afghanistan. so the couple got married over the phone. blake's mother stood in for him and a retired chief petty officer performed the ceremony over the form. >> randall, do you vow your love and devotion to sarah? >> i do. >> in sickness and in health, for better or for worse, and whatever life may bring. >> i do. >> i now pronounce you married. >> yeah! >> yeah. even though i'm holding my mother-in-law's hand. >> you really have to like your mother-in-law. wow. >> what, you don't like your mother-in-law? >> i adore my mother-in-law. i stood up with my wife, not my mother-in-law at my wedding. yes. let's talk wall street. netflix is down huge this morning, better than 10% after that company said its enormous price hike would probably send subscribers away. walmart decided to get into the online movie streaming with voodoo.com. you can get movies right there. >> bacon strips, add bacon strips. layer the chicken. >> and the boys from epic meal time were in san francisco taping the new edition of their silly youtube video. inside scoop says the gro
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Jul 1, 2011 6:00am PDT
missing their 24-year-old daughter rebecca. the army deployed her to afghanistan in may. she had to leave her 6-month-old son home with her husband in colorado they raised rebecca in los gatos. they are trying to honor them on the fourth of july. >> we're here basically to acknowledge them, to just say thank you. maybe it's because they never did it for our guys way back in the 60s. >> everything that the towns people are doing for us, it's a good thing and not only our daughter but all of the troops should be celebrated. >> operation yellow ribbon of los gatos is compiling a list of soldiers away from home. the names will be read and families honored on the fourth around noon at the high school lawn. you made to the friday. doesn't that feel good. tgif, christina. >> yes. we always honor all of our service men and women in this great country. lucky to be a woman in america. high pressure is in control of our weather pattern. we're going to see compression. we're noticing that fog settling in along the golden gate bridge. right now it's still above the highway. we'll let you know wh
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Jul 4, 2011 6:00am PDT
. she's gathering information as i speak right now. 6:52. american soldiers in afghanistan celebrating this fourth of july with a special flag raising ceremony. at camp legislaather neck they listened to speeches and sung songs. last month president obama announced plans to withdraw 30,000 troops by the end of 2012. reports show 1,610 soldiers have been killed and more than 11,000 injured since the start of the conflict. >> and in thailand a woman is poytzed to become the first female prime minister. exit polls sunday showed that her party winning in parliament. this raises the possible return of her brother, the former prime minister who was ousted by a coo in 2006. >> crews are scrambling to protect one of the popular national parks. an exxon-mobil pipeline in montana ruptured, spewing 1,000 barrels of oil into the yellowstone river. dozens of homes were evacuated but the order has been lifted. exxon says the area is safe but homeowners are questioning the oil company's claim. >> i don't know if it's getting in my water system. i can smell it in the house through the sump
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Jul 19, 2011 6:00am PDT
murder victims, even soldiers who died in afghanistan and iraq. here is a weird silicon valley twist. the same guy who resigned as a board member of hewlett-packard after hp was caught hacking into phones is on the board of news corp. tom perkins one of the richest in the world stepped down. but he fully supports news corp. he says murdock couldn't possibly have known about the hacks and hp executives did. does one hack deserve another? dozens of websites knocked off line. here's the sun, one of the newspapers there. we'll continue to monitor this question and answer session. we don't expect them to say much because while there is no such thing as a fifth amendment in england there is something similar. we expect them to remain silent. they are talking about crimes. >> going to be interesting to watch it play out. thank you, scott. 62-year-old wind surfer is found after she went missing. also, more good news about job growth in silicon valley. ♪ [ woman ] sam begged and pleaded... so i sent him to camp. we'd earned lots of points with our new citi thankyou card... and i put them to
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Jul 19, 2011 5:00am PDT
phones of murder victims, even soldiers who lost their lives in afghanistan. it's unlikely he or rebekah brooks will say much. brooks who is under arrest made past admissions but any today would no doubt come up later in trial. this is live pictures from the bbc at this committee hearing as we watch a member of parliament questioning. murdock has yet to enter the room. there we see an official from the metropolitan police. >> here is a weird silicon valley tie. the same guy a board member of hewlett-packard after hp got caught hacking is on the board at news corp. tom perkins stepped down on principle after hp's phone scandal but he fully supports news corp. in their scandal. the difference he says murdock couldn't possibly have known about the hacks. but hp executives did. does one hack deserve sneert hackers knocked down dozens of news corp. owned websites in response to the controversy. here is the sun. it's back up this morning after news corporation was able to take control. >> what an eye for an eye. >> we'll continue to update you. as soon as murdock is testifying we'll br
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Jul 7, 2011 5:00am PDT
accessed the voice mails of british soldiers killed in action in iraq and afghanistan. this is according to published reports in a newspaper that a competitor to news of the world. murdock is a native australian, now an american, considered one of the most powerful men in britain. british politicians are usually afraid to take him on but this is growing. there are rumors on facebook that "the social network" will charge for access. it's nonsense. it may stem from talk of the new skype connection. face book is still free. russell brand advertising four hewlett-packard showing off the new tablet. >> this is the hp touch pad. i'm living in america, i've got to stay in touch with my roots. bang, what's happening in the world of english dentistry. still going well. >> stereotyping but a good laugh. russell brand trying to sell hp tablets. >> thank you, scott. continuing to follow the sentencing of casey anthony minutes away. [ man ] i got this new citi thankyou card and started earning loads of points. you got a weather balloon with points? yes i did. [ man ] points i could use for
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Jul 30, 2011 7:00am PDT
u-turn like this. it was just last year while leading a patrol in afghanistan that nicely was badly wounded by an improvised explosive device. though he was only the second american to survive after losing both his arms and legs, he arrived at walter reed army medical center in washington, d.c. ready to face every challenge with the same courage he faced the enemy. >> trying to figure out how i can hold it and open it up at the same time. the biggest challenge is really not having hands g. job. that was great. >> a lot harder than it looks. >> reporter: niceley mastered prosthetic limbs, becoming an inspiration -- >> great job. >> will that be debit or credit? >> reporter: -- to other wounded warriors returning from the battlefield. >> i go over there and show those guys the hospital bed is not the last place you'll be. >> reporter: todd niceley is hoping to leave it all in his rearview mirror. >> driving is a symbol of independence for most people. >> reporter: using specialized driving equipment, corporal nicely is able to safely maneuver an electronic gas and brake system. it's c
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Jul 12, 2011 6:00am PDT
to press here. >> i think the fact that the guy's a hero and is in afghanistan and is a marine -- >> you are scott mcgrew. >> something to do with that. yeah. good luck to him. let's look at the markets. dow industrials are down 21 points after a terrible day yesterday, we're worried about greece, italy, cisco systems we're talking earlier about potential layoffs in august. check out nbc way area.com for more information on that. then video. this is germany, this is a bike lot. you put your bike on the lot. watch this. you don't have to lock it. it's all the way at the top. it is real. i don't speak german so i can't give credit where credit is due. i think it was very, very clever. >> we're having technology. >> you guys speak german. i don't. >> yeah, as far as you know. >> yeah, sure, you betcha. the of a subway® bbq pulled pork sub. tender, succulent slow-cooked pork with sweet and smoky barbecue sauce, all on freshly baked bread. subway. eat fresh®. of a subway® bbq pulled pork sub. brace yourself for the big, bold taste
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Jul 31, 2011 7:00am PDT
mike mullen told army soldiers and marines in afghanistan yesterday. just like many americans back home, these service members are jobscc1: and their with their oncc1: government. >> there are plenty of you that paycheck,g paycheck to cc1: so if paychecks were to stop, it can have a devastating impact and it can have a devastating impact pretty quickly. >> the only way federal employee can say get paid is through medicare ntractors orcc1: providers. even with that the u.s. would be on the hook for penalties and interest on the late bills which would drive up the deficit. >>> we still have more for you ahead on "today in the bay." still to come, a new app may cc1:life a little more organized for you. take note in tocc1: just a few minutes. >>> also ahead, everyone on board a commercial airliner survives this crash landing even after the aircraft breaks in half. >>> and there is a new development in the amtrak/truck collision last month in nevada. the latest in two minutes. t any. ♪ fiber one is bringing brownies back. at 90 calories, the only thing between you and chocolaty browni
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